Te Mata Estate

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Estate Syrah, Hawke’s Bay — 2020

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  • Introduction

    • Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards, the Estate Wines represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage and Hawke’s Bay origin.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Estate Syrah 2020 was harvested between March 21-28, 2020 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in Hawke’s Bay’s Dartmoor, Bridge Pa Triangle and Gimblett Gravels sub-regions.

    • Appellation: Hawke's Bay
  • Vinification

    • The individual parcels of syrah from each plot were destemmed for fermentation and remained on skins for extended maceration before pressing. It was then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.4 g/L
    • p H: 3.59
  • Tasting Notes

    • Glowing a saturated magenta, Estate Syrah 2020 entices with fresh blueberry, black cherry and ripe, black plum. Hints of prune, coffee, Italian herbs, cinnamon and woodsmoke all underpin the exotic nature of this ultra-modern wine.

      Intense and focused, Estate Syrah 2020 balances weight, power and drive, with dark fruit perfume and inky depths. Pure satisfaction.

    • Serving Suggestions: Estate Syrah is a wonderful accompaniment to all red meats, savory and lightly spiced dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as soft cheeses.



  • Estate Syrah, Hawke’s Bay — 2020 – Wine Enthusiast – 95 Points – Editor’s Choice

    "This historic Hawke’s Bay estate once again delivers a delicious and exceptionally well-priced bottling. This ruby red Syrah sings with vibrant plum and berry fruit, cracked black pepper, graphite, dried florals and chocolate mint. Aromas flow seamlessly onto the palate, which threads finely structured tannins through the juicy fruit, herbs and spice, emerging out the other side to form a complete wine that is both serious and playful, food-friendly and highly drinkable."